Maryfran Johnson

Contributing writer

Maryfran Johnson is the host of IDG's CIO Leadership Live video show & audio podcast, and author of the “Boardroom Bound” column series on CIO.com. The former editor-in-chief of CIO magazine & events, Maryfran is an accomplished public speaker and virtual event moderator, well known for her extensive network of CIOs and her deep knowledge of digital leadership issues. She currently serves as CEO of Maryfran Johnson Media, where she continues her work connecting senior technology executives with opportunities to expand their business leadership brands.

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Kendra Ketchum, Vice President for Information Management and Technology, UTSA

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Nicole Raimundo, CIO of the town of Cary, N.C.

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Nicole Raimundo, CIO of the town of Cary, N.C.

Nicole Raimundo, CIO of the Town of Cary, NC, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Listen as they discuss connected communities, IoT and...

The one skill every CIO needs for better board conversations

The one skill every CIO needs for better board conversations

For IT leaders to stand out as strategic business contributors, simply presenting your materials isn't enough: Engage the board with a few great questions of your own.

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Steve Haindl, CIO, Holman Automotive

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Steve Haindl, CIO, Holman Automotive

Steve Haindl, CIO at Holman Automotive, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Listen as they discuss the future of connected cars, pivoting...

5 compelling reasons why CIOs should pursue board seats now

5 compelling reasons why CIOs should pursue board seats now

Interested in serving on a board? Don’t wait for retirement.

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Shamim Mohammad, CI/TO, CarMax

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Shamim Mohammad, CI/TO, CarMax

Shamim Mohammad, CI/TO at CarMax, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Listen as they discuss accelerating an omnichannel business, hiring...

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Ian Law, CIO, San Francisco International Airport

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Ian Law, CIO, San Francisco International Airport

Ian Law, CIO of San Francisco International Airport, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Listen as they discuss technology and tools for...

CIO Leadership Live with Vipin Gupta, CIO, Toyota Financial Services

CIO Leadership Live with Vipin Gupta, CIO, Toyota Financial Services

Vipin Gupta, CIO at Toyota Financial Services, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Listen as they discuss reimagining IT budgets,...

Finding the ideal board readiness program (and why you need one)

Finding the ideal board readiness program (and why you need one)

When it comes to landing a board role, who you know matters just as much as what you know. Board readiness programs should help you with both.

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Thomas McKee, Jr., VP and CIO at Kennametal

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Thomas McKee, Jr., VP and CIO at Kennametal

Thomas McKee, Jr., VP and CIO at Kennametal, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Listen as they discuss smart factory frameworks,...

CIO Leadership Live with Darren Ash, assistant CIO, USDA, Farm Production

CIO Leadership Live with Darren Ash, assistant CIO, USDA, Farm Production

Darren Ash, assistant CIO for the USDA, Farm Production and Conservation Mission Area, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Watch as they...

Building board diversity

Building board diversity

As corporate boards show some progress in welcoming women and people of color in the latest wave of new members, diversity trends pave the way for more tech leaders in the boardroom.

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